Monday, March 23, 2009

Sister Helen Prejean to Speak in Walnut Creek

More events of interest: Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking (made into an excellent movie), will be speaking next Monday at the Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church in Walnut Creek. These are exciting times for those interested in the death penalty, as New Mexico abolished capital punishment four days ago, and as other states place moratoria on executions, citing costs. To get a sense of the broader cultural implications of the death penalty, I strongly recommend Austin Sarat's When the State Kills.

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